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Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:06:00 - [1]
 

OK so I live way out in the sticking-out-into-the-ocean part of New England, and I got WTFPWNED by Noel this past weekend. I lost power Saturday morning and just now this instant got it back (of course the EVE forums were my first stop. Before ozzie pron even!)

So anyways, when I lost power I was in the middle of training a brand new suite of 15 minute skills. Embarassedugh Yeah I know. I lost out on, what... eyedeekay six thousand sp or so? Horrible loss Rolling Eyes. But you know, you play this game, you get to worrying about making things count. So I got to thinking...

What's the best way for a guy with no real access to the EVE client to manage his skill training? In my particular case I had no power. But what about the poor soul who's going on vacay for two weeks. Or the guy with the broked HD that won't arrive in the mail for three days. Is there an 800 number we can call? Or even a 900 number? Do the Sisters of Eve run a hospice service? Maybe I talk to the guy what makes the exxa-exxa-special subgum "you make good, make price I pay." Help!

El Biggie
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:11:00 - [2]
 

Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.

Alora Venoda
GalTech
Whiskey Creek Alliance
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:12:00 - [3]
 

surely you can download and install on a friend's computer?

otherwise, tough nuggets... but i agree it would be awesome if any web browser could change skills...

Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:18:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.

Fair enough. As much as any New Englander hates to admit such a thing, this storm caught most of us with our pantses down. I mean, I only had one roll of TP, 3 quarts of beer, and a fifth of Jim Beam. Talk about roughing it!Sad

Anyway, you're no help. ;p

Korpus Ragnor
Minmatar
Symtec Industries
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:27:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Sister Impotentata
Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.

Fair enough. As much as any New Englander hates to admit such a thing, this storm caught most of us with our pantses down. I mean, I only had one roll of TP, 3 quarts of beer, and a fifth of Jim Beam. Talk about roughing it!Sad

Anyway, you're no help. ;p


one roll of tp Shocked

So..... .... .... nevermind im not even going to say it.

Akkarin Pagan
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.11.06 00:28:00 - [6]
 

Personally when natural disasters (well ok, forgetting to pay the ISP bill, or breaking my PC in some way) I ask a friend (who got me into eve) if I can borrow his pc for a few minutes, and set myself a skill training that way.

The only other current option is to let someone you trust IMPLICITLY have your account details and do it for you. I know this is a breach of TOS and EULA, but the ban hammer only seems to fall on those who abuse that trust and get petitioned by an irate account owner who should have known better.

Doesn't help in your situation, as I guess any friends living locally would also have lost power and connection. (I imagine it helps if you know the person in RL, 'cos then you can hit him with a baseball bat if he ****s you over YARRRR!!)

Akkarin

Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.11.06 01:01:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Akkarin Pagan

The only other current option is to let someone you trust IMPLICITLY have your account details and do it for you. I know this is a breach of TOS and EULA, but the ban hammer only seems to fall on those who abuse that trust and get petitioned by an irate account owner who should have known better.



Of course I would never do anything like that, I didn't even think it needed to be said. Actually I fully expected someone to chime in with "I'll change your skills for ya! hee-hee".

However something about the way you said that got me thinking. I bet, of all the guys I used to play BF'42 with, none of them would have any interest whatsoever in EVE. I haven't talked to any of them in a couple months at least, but any of them would at least dl the client and let me walk them through a skill change. "I gotta click, hold on, click where? What? Ferget it. I'm wiping this trash." Well, maybe not. Oh wait. I only talk to those guys on the internet. No power no talkee. To talk would require phone. And that would be like a real life contact with another person.

Forget it man. Forget I even mentioned it.

Sergeant Spot
Galactic Geographic BookMark Surveying Inc.
Posted - 2007.11.06 02:37:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.


I actually do that...... (Coastal Florida)

Marie Sklodowska
Allied Logistics Transportation Services
Posted - 2007.11.06 02:41:00 - [9]
 

there is no way to change skills unless someone logs into eve. Be it you or someone you gave your account details to.

And it's just a few days, trust me, you can survive.

Sharupak
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2007.11.06 03:07:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.
LaughingLaughing

Ed Anger
Weekly World News
Derek Knows Us
Posted - 2007.11.06 03:51:00 - [11]
 

my fave hurricane setup:

6x425mm t2
1x MWD t2, 1x Disrupter t2, 2x LSE t2
1x DCU t2, 2x Overdrive t2, 3x Gyro t2


The Pie
Amarr
Red Federation
RvB - RED Federation
Posted - 2007.11.06 04:39:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Ed Anger
my fave hurricane setup:

6x425mm t2
1x MWD t2, 1x Disrupter t2, 2x LSE t2
1x DCU t2, 2x Overdrive t2, 3x Gyro t2




I lol'd.

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2007.11.06 05:41:00 - [13]
 

WOAH! what happen! I had no idea my home was hit my a hurricane Confused

UI'm off at college Embarassed

Moralitis
Gallente
Center for Advanced Studies
Posted - 2007.11.06 07:15:00 - [14]
 

I thought you could run eve from a usb pen/drive......if so
update skills from an icafe or somthing while on vacation

ContagionX
GONE RETARD BACK LATER
Posted - 2007.11.06 08:11:00 - [15]
 

Hey man I live on the cape too =) I was only w/out power and internet for a few hours tops, I guess I was one of the lucky ones. Went driving around tonight though and a few homes and street lights are still without power! Drop me an eve-mail sometime dude, I've been wearing my Eve shirt for weeks and no one has ever said anything about it QQ. Take care =P

Yadee
Posted - 2007.11.06 08:16:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: ContagionX
I've been wearing my Eve shirt for weeks and no one has ever said anything about it


Yeah, most people are too polite to let you know you SMELL

ZerKar
Caldari
Zen'Tar
Posted - 2007.11.06 08:43:00 - [17]
 

LOL! Sorry, when I read the title I thought for sure you meant some Minmatar BC had creamed you.

The only thing I can think to do is set a long skill training before bad stuff goes down. Or call a trusted friend (if you can and REALLY trust them) to switch your skill for you maybe or go to someone else's house and hijack their computer for the same reason. Whatever you can do I guess.

Zenobite
The Red Exhilez
LEGIO ASTARTES ARCANUM
Posted - 2007.11.06 09:03:00 - [18]
 

Buy a half-decent UPS should give you enough time to change skills

Tamia Clant
New Dawn Corp
New Eden Research.
Posted - 2007.11.06 09:24:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Zenobite
Buy a half-decent UPS should give you enough time to change skills


Just remember you'll need to be using a modem that takes power from the computer. I bought a UPS a while ago and only later realized it's futile for power shortage + skill changing situations, as I can't plug the router to the UPS, so I'll loose internet as soon as power goes out.

Illwill Bill
Svea Crusaders
Posted - 2007.11.06 09:33:00 - [20]
 

How about a notebook with a WWAN internet connection? :)

(And a solar-power chargers for those long black-outs)

Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.11.06 12:14:00 - [21]
 

Now, to add insult to injury, the boss called me up this morning and scratched because of predicted rain. "Oh boy! EVE all day! ...Oh noes! Patch all day! ugh"


Originally by: ContagionX
I've been wearing my Eve shirt for weeks and no one has ever said anything about it


That might be a good thing. I wore my "You no take candle!" tee to the mall once. Once. I was shocked at the response. And not in a good way.

Zasses
Amarr
Posted - 2007.11.06 12:35:00 - [22]
 

I see you people out on the cape got it pretty bad, I'm in central Mass all I got was rain and a little wind.

Bunny Wunny
Gallente
Freelancer Union
Posted - 2007.11.06 12:38:00 - [23]
 

once you've played as long as some of us you find that 15 min skills are in short supply

Sarkkon
Posted - 2007.11.06 12:50:00 - [24]
 

I dont even trust others computers. I usually get called by my friends once every 3-4 months to remove 200-300 viruses from their computers. (unfortunatly they are addicted to those gambling and **** sites)
Computes in Public Libraries and Schools are just as unsecure if not more so.
Some sort of que would be nice. Where can select a skill to train after the current finishes. I dont think more then one skill should be alowed because i can see people cuing the entire carrie set and then letting a sub expire for a year, then reactivating it for sale on forums. But setting a skill to start after the current ends would be nice for vacationers etc. I usually dissapear into the deep woods fora month every summer and there are only so many battleship 5 skills I can set. be nice to set some options in how to fill those 30 days.

Sheriff Jones
Amarr
Clinical Experiment
Posted - 2007.11.06 12:52:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Bunny Wunny
once you've played as long as some of us you find that 15 min skills are in short supply


That's the only reason to train those month/motnhs long skills now, to get to the lovely short ones Laughing

Refugee007
Posted - 2007.11.06 13:07:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Refugee007 on 06/11/2007 13:10:57
never start a post with "ok" or "so". seriously. It's how people start a sentance when their about to exaggerate or lie. Very Happy - how it comes over to me, personally, anyhow.

Laah T'Sin
Caldari
S.A.S
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2007.11.06 13:12:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.


Looking out the window sucks when you wanna play EVE!

Christine Cormorante
Gallente
Shadowed Command
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2007.11.06 13:48:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Laah T'Sin
Originally by: El Biggie
Look out window, see big storm coming, set long training.


Looking out the window sucks when you wanna play EVE!


Couple of questions:

What are these "windows" you speak of?
Where do they lead to?
What type of ship is best to take through them, and how should I fit it?

Yon Built
Sturmgrenadier Inc
Sturmgrenadier Syndicate
Posted - 2007.11.06 13:55:00 - [29]
 

As a fellow Cape Codder I got "owned" by Noel as well. At least I had some long skills set. I lost power on Saturday during one of the 90 mph gusts. I finally got it back in time for the Pat's game on Sunday... only to find out that my cable was out Crying or Very sad

Sister Impotentata
Elite Angels Of Death
Posted - 2007.11.06 14:01:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Refugee007

never start a post with "ok" or "so". seriously. It's how people start a sentance when their about to exaggerate or lie. Very Happy - how it comes over to me, personally, anyhow.



These are internet forums. I am going to both exaggerate and lie. I may even do both at the same time.Twisted Evil

However, your advice is valid. I don't know where I picked up that hokey affectation. It's refreshing to actually hear good writing advice from someone on the internet. Are you a bot?


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